Vietnam War Timeline: 1966
Rolling Thunder bombing operations resumed.
Johnson announces that the 205,000 troops will be increased gradually.
South Korea decides to send a further 20,000 troops to South Vietnam, in addition
to the 21,000 already there.
25th Infantry Division deploys to Vietnam for operations in III Corps.
B-52’s join bombing raids on North Vietnam, dropping bombs huge quantities of bombs
on the Mugia Pass.
1st Aviation Brigade arrives for operations in Vietnam.
U.S. increases bombing of the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos, over a 100 missions a day.
U.S. Navy Seawolves (HC-1) is raised in Vietnam to support patrols in the Delta.
196th Light Infantry Brigade is deployed to Vietnam
In a speech in Phnom Penh, President de Gaulle of France denounces U.S. policy and
urges the U.S. government to pull its troops out of South East Asia.
199th Infantry Brigade (Light) arrives
9th Infantry Division arrives in Vietnam
385,300 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.